Prof. Gil Markovich is the head of the School of Chemistry at TAU. In 1996 he received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics under the guidance of Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky and then moved to UCLA for post-doctoral research with Prof. James Heath. In 1998 he returned to TAU and established a lab to study the physical properties of colloidal inorganic nanomaterials. His expertise includes preparation and studies of magnetic nanocrystals, metal nanowire films and nanoscale chirality. In recent years several applied projects emerged out of his lab, several patents were registered and various cooperation projects with high-tech companies were initiated.